Al Bezanson submits-
The Gulf of Maine Chapter of the American Schooner Association in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Schooner Association announces a new radio program to be aired jointly on PBS and CBC, “Wicked Cod.” The show will feature a multi-national schooner fleet under sail scouring the Gulf of Maine in search of a codfish. The rules stipulate hook and line fishing only, and if a cod is actually captured it will be measured and released without disclosing its location. The program will be broadcast continually. Further details to follow.
(Painting credit: Cod __ 30 X 15 Acrylic on Masonite __ Phyllis Bezanson 1970)
Joey…..Terrific coverage here on the Parade of Sail, but for those interested in the race itself the information has been sparse and late coming. In the past the Times has had good reporting on the race but none this year. The Race Committee had a real challenge from a fizzling breeze that backed away from the SSE where it started and half the entries were unable to finish within the four hour time limit. Or they just fired up their engines so as not to be late for the 6:00 PM post-race festivities at Maritime Gloucester. (Good judgment.)
The hospitality extended to visiting schooners this year was extra special. Here is a little story on the American Schooner Association website.